We totally have evolved into a society that can’t wait for things. I am certainly guilty of this. Microwaves have taken over stoves, we drive the fastest cars, heck we even get impatient when our latest technologies don’t download things fast enough.
Too often we don’t have time to “stop and smell the roses”. As summer is winding down, and I’m starting to get back into teacher mode, I am reminded of this. Before long the kids will be back to school, and fall festivities will be in full swing. The next thing we know it Thanksgiving morphs into the Christmas hustle and bustle and in the blink of an eye 2017 has become just a memory.
So I’m going to remind myself to take in the sights, smells and taste of summer before it’s faded away. Now go eat a big juicy watermelon and savor that flavor while it’s still here!!
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time;it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly not delay”. Habakkuk 2:3
So many times we sabotage ourselves by thinking we have to change overnight. Then we get discouraged and give up. Like getting healthier. I’ve learned I can’t start out by doing an hour a day. I hate cardio and gyms. But I like the way Pilates/yoga makes me feel. I started out 5 minutes now I can totally rock an hour. Diet changes don’t even get me started. I’m a Cajun chic and love allllll the delicious fried foods. If I want my clothes to fit and to feel good I can’t indulge very often. But when I totally cut out all my favorites then I go right off the band wagon all together. So I have just tried to make wiser decisions 80% of the time. I try to spend an hour in meditation of the Bible but when I get super busy and fail I just back up and get my mind back in control. That really jogs my inner peace back where it needs to be.
I encourage you guys to NOT look out on the horizon and see the mountians that are stopping you. Lace up your hiking boots and start climbing that mountain. Chances are you won’t climb it to the top today but before long, you’ll be standing on the top taking a selfie with a big smile on your face!!!!
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid;do not be discouraged”. Deuteronomy 31:8
Ya ever have one of those days that you can remember the exact emotions running through your veins? Rewind 8 years– After swimming the whole day the girls were chilling out in the yard and I was walking out to grab a horse to ride. Out of the corner or my eyes I spot a black snake following a little too close for my comfort. Snakes freak me out. All common sense has left my brain!!! Now I’m in a full-out run. It was at this very moment my two dogs that weight over 100 #’s decide this looks like fun. They are so excited running around me, barking, now I’m worried they are going to be bitten. The horses that usually are not anywhere to be found when I go to catch them, decide to join in on the shenanigans and start bucking around us. (As I’m running ) poor Jacey looks up and screams “Mom is it a snake?” I holler back “Shut up and quit panicking!” I can remember thinking I am terrifying my kids— I know I have to stop. As I do, I feel something sharp in my leg. I never imagined what a snake bite would feel like BUT immediately I felt the sting, my leg going numb, the world spinning, I needed to throw up and I was pretty sure I peed my pants. At this point I know I have to look down to assess the damage but I’m scared. I need to get this snake away from me. Finally I get the courage to fling it away and all I see is this thorn-bush that had ripped my jeans and is still in my flesh. I now am scrambling to get to my feet, get the thorn out AND STAY AWAY FROM THE SNAKE. I can’t tell you how long this went on although I finally realized the snake was actually the lead rope that had fallen of my shoulder. Yeah~Right.
I knew I couldn’t let fear control me to this level anymore. Looking back now I’m amazed I didn’t hurt myself, running from something in my imagination. Satan comes to all of us with fears. Life is full of choices, are you going to run from or stand up and face your fears?
“Say to those with fearful hearts, “be strong, do not fear: your God will come, he will come with vengeance, with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4
My reason for this blog is pretty simple. Finding myself divorced after being married for 24 left me at a loss on so many levels. Fast forward five years lots of soul searching,trying new things,rediscovering old things and studying scriptures I totally have a new outlook on life in general!!! If I can do it anyone can. There isn’t a quick fix, or a program you can buy that will give you instant results BUT if you invest in yourself, You can go get that life you want. (Now that kind of did sound like an infomercial, Ha)
I am mom to a couple of Amazing girls, that you will meet later. I have taught in the same rural Oklahoma school for the past 19 years. I love taking old things and revamping them into rustic funky things, sometimes this involves digging in trash cans or making a UTURN in the road…. My latest adventures always involve a ranch, horses and cows, which is a God thing, because that is what I grew up doing and loving.
My vision for this blog is to bring daily uplifting inspiration for us all, myself included. Isn’t that what life is about, helping others? Myself I struggle with letting people help me that being said, I’m working on it. Laughter is a huge part of who I am. I do the silliest things at times just to get people to lighten up. So I promise that when you read some of my antics you will be rolling on the floor.
This is my very first post please don’t be tooooo harsh, I will get better with time. The one thing that I have become is determined… Once I have committed myself to something, I am in it to WIN IT. So I hope that after you read this blog you will take something positive away, if not it’s okay, just don’t read it anymore. THIS IS A NO BASHING OR DRAMA ZONE.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Philippians 4:13